My American Creed

A poem describing My American Creed, that really focuses on the privilege of dreams.

By Ellie B. from Bay High School in Ohio


Many americans have no end to their ambitions

children shaped into visionaries

shouting their dreams


soccer player

a fish in the sea

their futures not hindered by anything

only how big they can see

such a simple notion 

still its privilege goes unseen

the humanity hidden in the ability to look towards impending time

that for some is never perceived 


nor known 

America home of the free 

your gift to dream 

is my American Creed.

Bay High School

2023 3rd Block

AP Government Class

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